New Orleans East Hospital demonstrates a high degree of resilient planning and design and provides comprehensive medical care and new economic opportunity in an under-served portion of the City.
Conducted in a rapid design process after several years of complex FEMA negotiations, the $63M renovation comprises a new central energy plant, 80-inpatient beds, a new, high-performance building envelope and a welcoming interior design scheme.
The previous hospital had been severely damaged by flooding and as such, it was decided to redistribute certain functions throughout the new facility to maintain operations and the safety of patients and personnel in the event of a ‘worst case scenario.’ Food service and administration—those unrelated to immediate life-saving care—are located at the ground floor while critical functions (ER/OR), high-value mechanical systems, and emergency power are elevated above historic, 500-year flood levels.
Designed by MA/EDR, A Joint Venture, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple (EDR) led the overall campus design and managed urban and sustainable design responsibilities while Manning architects (MA) led the clinical design of the facility, with support from Associate Architect WHLC.
Location: New Orleans, LA Map This Location
Size: 206,000 square feet
Year of Completion: N/A